About Us



We are a group of X Theme users from a wide variety of backgrounds and with a mind blowing range of expertise, talent and experience in a range of industries.

We have joined forces to help support the growing community of X theme designers and developers. Our aim is to help all levels of users by creating a central resource hub to make designing and and developing websites with X Theme as enjoyable, easy and rewarding as possible. We hope you find it helpful.

CORE TEAM


Martin Mosley

EXPERIENCE
My background is as a strategic manager. I led the development and delivery of sport, leisure, cultural and environmental services in a large local government authority for more than 17 years. I was also Executive Director of the second philharmonic orchestra in the UK and worked with some of the best known classical and contemporary musicians around the world.
I gained an MBA in the early 1980’s and followed it with a BSc in computer science.
My primary interest today is as an historian and genealogist. I help people around the world research their family histories and understand the social and local history of the areas their family lived.

LIKES
The simple pleasures life has to offer. It is no accident I live close to the historic French town of Cognac. Above all I enjoy the company of interesting people. I love finding solutions to problems.

DISLIKES
Rules and regulations designed to limit creativity with no good reason.


Karen Cooper

EXPERIENCE
I have been a web developer and graphic designer for over 20 years. Prior to establishing KC Graphics Ltd, I gained a degree in Commercial Art & Design in New York followed by several years working for advertising agencies in New York, Barbados and the UK. My business reputation is for high-quality, and efficient work and great client communication. Most of my work comes through word of mouth and my clients tend to stay with me for many years. I am always looking for new business partners and interesting projects.

LIKES
I love using X Theme and Cornerstone for ease of use and customisability. I love travelling, cooking, eating, watching movies and learning something new everyday! I love positive people and I love our planet and the universe. I love winter, cold weather and snow.

DISLIKES
I do not suffer fools gladly. I hate the word ‘No’. I am not keen on small talk.

Dan J.

EXPERIENCE
I have been the owner and operator as well as lead project manager for a mid-level development agency for over ten years. We have worked on client projects as well as offered white-label development and project management services to other agencies.

Before opening the company I worked as a IT consultant and operations manager for several companies on the US east coast. For the past two years we have taken an extensive look into WordPress training, and have utilized X theme and Cornerstone as an easier pathway for business owners to become self-sufficient as an alternative to hiring development firms.

LIKES
A good cup of coffee.

DISLIKES
A bad cup of coffee.

Don McGuinn

EXPERIENCE
I have been in the web and graphic design business for over 4 years now. I have a degree in Network Systems Administration and HTML and CSS. I love thinking outside of the box and pushing the limits of design and functionality to see what is really possible.

Prior to opening my own business, I worked at a DJ/Entertainment company as a Production Manager. It was at that company and in that position where I had to teach myself website design because the owner of the company did not want to outsource the project to someone else. I had to do extensive research to find out the best CMS platform that would be best for the company as well as the most easiest one to have people in the company use and update.

LIKES
Nice quiet spaces where I can relax and focus.

DISLIKES
Kids at weddings (that poor cake never saw it coming).

KEY CONTRIBUTORS


Sean Piper

EXPERIENCE
In a past life I worked as a Network Security Officer for a Fortune 500 company, a HIPAA compliance officer for a non-profit mental health center, a corporate trainer, a UI/UX designer, a video games reviewer, a journalist, and a video editor. Now I live my life as a teacher and the Department Chair of Web Design & Development for the largest Technical College in Texas. Along with the college life I also run a design agency with my best friend and my wife called 24th & 10. We specialize in the web and mobile needs of small family owned businesses.

LIKES
WordPress is my best friend, but nothing makes me happier than pulling up a blank file and crafting something by hand. I also love learning, anytime I can pickup a new skill or figure out a way to resolve an issue, it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

DISLIKES
I hate that I am not better at back-end stuff. It could literally be magic and I would accept that as a fact. Also, I am terrible at fixing anything around the house. WHY ARE HOUSE THINGS SO HARD!

Miroslav
Mišo Medurić

EXPERIENCE
I have a diverse business experience, prior to starting a web dev business. First ten years I have spent in insurance, as a sales director and internal educator. Later I was running a Special Advisory Service, working with foreign investors. Then I have developed and sold a food franchise. All that time, I had a passion for Photography, Graphic design, Photoshop and Web design. I have spent thousands of hours (and counting) mastering SEO, Strategic planning, Conversion optimization, Graphic design, UX/UI design, and web design in general. This knowledge, combined with Executive MBA, my business experience and a scientific approach with the artistic touch, gave me the unique perspective of seeing the world of digital business.

LIKES
My work is my hobby. I like CSS puzzles, SEO challenges and Conversion optimization wins. But I also like to travel, I love the Adriatic coast, playing my guitar, composing music, photographing, positive people and of course, the X-theme.

DISLIKES
I don’t like toxic individuals, and I choose not to stay around them. And I don’t like thinking too much about things I don’t like. 🙂

Alexei Kutsko

EXPERIENCE
I’m an engineer by education but I’ve been in sales and marketing all my life, a half of which I spent in the US. There I owned an insurance brokerage firm for over 10 years. After returning to Russia I worked as a director of sales for an IT company. It didn’t take me long to figure out that technology was a lot more exciting to me than insurance. I also realized that working for other people was not my forte so I resigned to pursue my new interests. And that’s how I found myself in the great WordPress community where I help people build some of the fastest WP sites on the planet.

LIKES
I love people and smiling (you wouldn’t know that from my picture, would you?) And I love work as long as I can learn something new every day. So far it’s been working.

DISLIKES
I don’t like slow sites. In fact, I despise them, don’t we all?

Rick Malkin

EXPERIENCE
I am the quintessential ‘Jack of all Trades & Master of None’. I’ve done many jobs .. worked at General Motors NZ, as a builder’s labourer, a roofing labourer, I’ve managed a pizza parlour and petrol station, been a barman, telephone sales and more! Now I own and run a motel and backpackers hostel in beautiful New Zealand and enjoy working on the business website …in X Theme of course.

LIKES
I enjoy helping people, working with others and people with a sense of humour. Learning about WordPress, the X Theme And Cornerstone is up there too.

DISLIKES
Disrespectful people, fast food and painting.